Monday, August 09, 2021

Misconduct Risk: The Normalization of Deviance

 Facebook employees stalk users: Moral hazard vs the ACCESS Act

Panic–so much panic that I almost did not even attempt the effort (and I was once a steely nerved military officer in charge of nuclear ICBM launch operations).

The panic started when I realized that I wanted to tell the tale of how a diverse, talented group of people with a common, meaningful vision produced a “World Class” innovation capability by being empowered to play to their strengths.  The plot twist?  They were in a government organization!

More specifically, in 2020 Fast Company ranked our Air Force organization (AFWERX) #16 in the world (out of 865 organizations evaluated) as a “Best Workplace for Innovators,” in front of notables such as Amazon and Intel.  In less than three years, our amazing people and collaborating allies had transformed a Pentagon idea into a real organization with a world ranking. Taxpayer dollars were at work, and working well.

Juggling Chainsaws – Brian E A “Beam” Maue PhD

A prevailing assumption, among firms and regulators alike, is that misconduct problems can be discovered only after they occur: a ‘detect and corrected ’ mindset. But we’re beginning to see the emergence of a ‘predict and prevent’ approach to managing conduct risk in organizations. 

Culture & Conduct Risk: The Normalization of Deviance

Archdaily: CHYBIK + KRISTOF Reimagine The Historic Mendel Square In Brno

Most Invasive Marine Species Swim Under the Radar Hakai Magazine

Typos, tricks and misprints Aeon. English spelling.

‘Widening fault lines’ unbalance global recoveryHellenic Shipping News

Planetary ‘vital signs’ show extent of climate stress — and some hope FT

Who Will Pay To Protect Tech Giants From Rising Seas? NPR. Horrid “mobile-friendly” essay, but interesting

A philosopher teams up with the biggest art festival in Britain — Vid Simoniti (Liverpool) and the Liverpool Biennial produce a series: “Art Against the World”

  1. “Panpsychism’s appeal may stem partly from the fact that scientists currently can not explain what consciousness actually is” — philosophy of mind covered at Salon
  2. “There are grounds for doubt… about the power of comedy to effect social change. But I don’t think that robs it of social value. We need to revise our expectations” — Kieran Setiya (MIT) on political comedy
  3. “This was a matter of redeeming humanity, of whether mathematics is what we always thought it was” — why logicians and mathematicians are excited about a new proof about the sizes of infinity
  4. Using the capabilities approach to assess the wellbeing of renters — a report from the UK Collaborative Centre for Housing Evidence makes use of Martha Nussbaum’s ideas
  5. A new series interviews scientists and philosophers on questions about consciousness — hosted by Philip Goff (Durham) and Keith Frankish (Sheffield)